My child has cancer

When your child is diagnosed with cancer, it propels you into a new and confusing world. But the challenges you face each day are made easier with the right advice and support. That’s where we come in.

Introducing Young Lives vs Cancer. Your go-to place for the support you might need. We’ll help you find the answers to any questions you might have about your child’s diagnosis. If you ever want to know more, speak to our team of social care professionals on 0300 303 5220, chat to us in the bottom right of this page or email us

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My child’s cancer

Find out more about your child's cancer and treatment.

At the hospital

What to expect from your child's place of treatment.

Your emotional health

Here's how to look after your own wellbeing.

Help with money

Help with benefits, grants and the costs of cancer.

Your family and friends

Those around you can provide valuable support.

Education and School

Your child's education when they have cancer.